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Vivir_Y_Aprender

Star Member
Nov 16, 2019
147
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IRCC should stop everything they are doing and only focus on approval and prodcution of PR cards of Feb+Mar+April landing candidates because -

1. These candidates risked their health to start their life from scratch, from zero, in a new region in Feb/Mar/Apr months
2. These candidates had an idea that job hunting efforts will be difficult, now seem void
3. These candidates are solely surviving on their life savings... our life savings are precious
4. These candidates show true resilience and determination towards the Canadian Dream. Instead of a soft landing and going back, they are still spending their hard earned money and doing their small bit for the economy....
5. These candidates have left their comfort zones and complete security behind
6. Even though they had option to take visa extension, they still took the risk and decided to increase their SURVIVAL SKILLS
7. They will ultimately contribute to Canadian tax collections only (from they they they landed their money is going out)
8. They might feel depressed and isolated due to social distancing and lack of cultural immersion
9. They will have the MOST RESISTANCE blending in, networking, building resources etc.
10. They are very vulnerable to any medical mishap and we all know how quick OHIP is (sarcastically)

Don't you think they have the RIGHT to get their card in at least 60 days and go BACK to their nation and their support system, where they have a foundation?

What do YOU feel?
 

Bs65

VIP Member
Mar 22, 2016
12,924
2,307
IRCC should stop everything they are doing and only focus on approval and prodcution of PR cards of Feb+Mar+April landing candidates because -

1. These candidates risked their health to start their life from scratch, from zero, in a new region in Feb/Mar/Apr months
2. These candidates had an idea that job hunting efforts will be difficult, now seem void
3. These candidates are solely surviving on their life savings... our life savings are precious
4. These candidates show true resilience and determination towards the Canadian Dream. Instead of a soft landing and going back, they are still spending their hard earned money and doing their small bit for the economy....
5. These candidates have left their comfort zones and complete security behind
6. Even though they had option to take visa extension, they still took the risk and decided to increase their SURVIVAL SKILLS
7. They will ultimately contribute to Canadian tax collections only (from they they they landed their money is going out)
8. They might feel depressed and isolated due to social distancing and lack of cultural immersion
9. They will have the MOST RESISTANCE blending in, networking, building resources etc.
10. They are very vulnerable to any medical mishap and we all know how quick OHIP is (sarcastically)

Don't you think they have the RIGHT to get their card in at least 60 days and go BACK to their nation and their support system, where they have a foundation?

What do YOU feel?
But there is nothing to stop anyone leaving the country as do not need a PR card to leave.

To come back 2 choices 1)have a friend or relative coureir/mail the card to home country address OR 2)when ready to come back apply for a PRTD from home country which would be approved as long as not near failing the residency obligation.

Unfortunately given PR cards are more about travel from outside of Canada which currently is restricted then suspect the government has more pressing priorities at the moment.
 

pumpkin_latte

Hero Member
Oct 17, 2019
216
243
Toronto
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
New Delhi
NOC Code......
5121
AOR Received.
26-09-2019
Med's Done....
08-10-2019
Passport Req..
06-01-2020
VISA ISSUED...
24-01-2020
LANDED..........
19-09-2020
Hello all,

I tried to do my research and see what are the list of things to do post-landing, but in the context of COVID19, the procedures seem confusing. Could someone please give me a broad outline of what to apply for and in what sequence? I will be traveling later this year and my flight will arrive in Canada late night, so Service Canada will be closed. I swear, I'm not being lazy or looking for ready answers; I'm just overwhelmed at I'm what I'm supposed to do once my plane hits the tarmac.
 

Ctv92

Star Member
Jul 11, 2019
165
83
IRCC should stop everything they are doing and only focus on approval and prodcution of PR cards of Feb+Mar+April landing candidates because -

1. These candidates risked their health to start their life from scratch, from zero, in a new region in Feb/Mar/Apr months
2. These candidates had an idea that job hunting efforts will be difficult, now seem void
3. These candidates are solely surviving on their life savings... our life savings are precious
4. These candidates show true resilience and determination towards the Canadian Dream. Instead of a soft landing and going back, they are still spending their hard earned money and doing their small bit for the economy....
5. These candidates have left their comfort zones and complete security behind
6. Even though they had option to take visa extension, they still took the risk and decided to increase their SURVIVAL SKILLS
7. They will ultimately contribute to Canadian tax collections only (from they they they landed their money is going out)
8. They might feel depressed and isolated due to social distancing and lack of cultural immersion
9. They will have the MOST RESISTANCE blending in, networking, building resources etc.
10. They are very vulnerable to any medical mishap and we all know how quick OHIP is (sarcastically)

Don't you think they have the RIGHT to get their card in at least 60 days and go BACK to their nation and their support system, where they have a foundation?

What do YOU feel?
Yeah that’s unlikely. They’ll get to it when they get to it. I landed mar 3 so tomorrow will be 12 weeks.
If you get a job, COPR work suffice as verification.
If you leave Canada before you get card, you can re enter via US land border with COPR or apply for a PRTD.

It’s not like they’re doing it on purpose. We knew we were stepping into an unknown landing in such uncertain times (and I was an inland applicant so was here when I landed at land border). Covid 19 has thrown everyone and everyyything for a loop.

Open a bank account to use as address verification for SIN. Or use your lease. Not sure about other provinces, but Ontario has waived wait times. You get her OHIP right away at the moment. Some of their locations are open. Check online.

It won’t always be like this guys. When I get frustrated, I try to remember all the reasons I applied for PR and how I’d much rather be here than waiting to hear back about app status or waiting for ielts etc
 
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Alt_

Full Member
Aug 21, 2019
21
5
If you leave Canada before you get card, you can re enter via US land border with COPR or apply for a PRTD.
Both options are not applicable for me. I don't have US visa and US embassies are closed. I can't apply for a PRTD as well because Canadian embassies are closed.
 

canuck78

VIP Member
Jun 18, 2017
30,129
6,589
IRCC should stop everything they are doing and only focus on approval and prodcution of PR cards of Feb+Mar+April landing candidates because -

1. These candidates risked their health to start their life from scratch, from zero, in a new region in Feb/Mar/Apr months
2. These candidates had an idea that job hunting efforts will be difficult, now seem void
3. These candidates are solely surviving on their life savings... our life savings are precious
4. These candidates show true resilience and determination towards the Canadian Dream. Instead of a soft landing and going back, they are still spending their hard earned money and doing their small bit for the economy....
5. These candidates have left their comfort zones and complete security behind
6. Even though they had option to take visa extension, they still took the risk and decided to increase their SURVIVAL SKILLS
7. They will ultimately contribute to Canadian tax collections only (from they they they landed their money is going out)
8. They might feel depressed and isolated due to social distancing and lack of cultural immersion
9. They will have the MOST RESISTANCE blending in, networking, building resources etc.
10. They are very vulnerable to any medical mishap and we all know how quick OHIP is (sarcastically)

Don't you think they have the RIGHT to get their card in at least 60 days and go BACK to their nation and their support system, where they have a foundation?

What do YOU feel?
Think you are in for some big shocks based on all your previous posts. Immigrants entering Canada are expected to come with enough savings to live without employment for around 6 months. They are rarely prioritized by government policy. Most people working in the trades don’t drive luxury cars but neither do those people working office jobs. If you get upset about not having tracked mail for PR cards, which would be incredibly expensive, you are going to be in for some big shocks when it comes to life in Canada. Lots of immigrants living less comfortable lives in Canada versus their home countries as well. Many are working jobs that aren’t paid much higher than minimum wage or minimum wage.
 
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hasithaviduranga

Star Member
Jun 27, 2019
139
32
31
Edmonton Alberta
Category........
FSW
NOC Code......
1111
App. Filed.......
11-02-2019
AOR Received.
11-04-2019
Med's Request
22-05-2019
Med's Done....
31-05-2019
Yeah that’s unlikely. They’ll get to it when they get to it. I landed mar 3 so tomorrow will be 12 weeks.
If you get a job, COPR work suffice as verification.
If you leave Canada before you get card, you can re enter via US land border with COPR or apply for a PRTD.

It’s not like they’re doing it on purpose. We knew we were stepping into an unknown landing in such uncertain times (and I was an inland applicant so was here when I landed at land border). Covid 19 has thrown everyone and everyyything for a loop.

Open a bank account to use as address verification for SIN. Or use your lease. Not sure about other provinces, but Ontario has waived wait times. You get her OHIP right away at the moment. Some of their locations are open. Check online.

It won’t always be like this guys. When I get frustrated, I try to remember all the reasons I applied for PR and how I’d much rather be here than waiting to hear back about app status or waiting for ielts etc
Exactly
 

nll

Star Member
Dec 12, 2019
149
63
IRCC should stop everything they are doing and only focus on approval and prodcution of PR cards of Feb+Mar+April landing candidates because -

1. These candidates risked their health to start their life from scratch, from zero, in a new region in Feb/Mar/Apr months
2. These candidates had an idea that job hunting efforts will be difficult, now seem void
3. These candidates are solely surviving on their life savings... our life savings are precious
4. These candidates show true resilience and determination towards the Canadian Dream. Instead of a soft landing and going back, they are still spending their hard earned money and doing their small bit for the economy....
5. These candidates have left their comfort zones and complete security behind
6. Even though they had option to take visa extension, they still took the risk and decided to increase their SURVIVAL SKILLS
7. They will ultimately contribute to Canadian tax collections only (from they they they landed their money is going out)
8. They might feel depressed and isolated due to social distancing and lack of cultural immersion
9. They will have the MOST RESISTANCE blending in, networking, building resources etc.
10. They are very vulnerable to any medical mishap and we all know how quick OHIP is (sarcastically)

Don't you think they have the RIGHT to get their card in at least 60 days and go BACK to their nation and their support system, where they have a foundation?

What do YOU feel?
It's frustrating for everyone but you have to remember that immigration is a chance. Canada doesn't owe you anything because it allows you to live and work there.

I'd prefer to have my PR card sooner than early July to finally close this process but it doesn't block me or anyone who got their COPR to do anything.
Let's all sit back and wait a few more months.
 
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Vivir_Y_Aprender

Star Member
Nov 16, 2019
147
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Think you are in for some big shocks based on all your previous posts. Immigrants entering Canada are expected to come with enough savings to live without employment for around 6 months. They are rarely prioritized by government policy. Most people working in the trades don’t drive luxury cars but neither do those people working office jobs. If you get upset about not having tracked mail for PR cards, which would be incredibly expensive, you are going to be in for some big shocks when it comes to life in Canada. Lots of immigrants living less comfortable lives in Canada versus their home countries as well. Many are working jobs that aren’t paid much higher than minimum wage or minimum wage.
Good insights... but... I wonder... Then why are people so CRAZY LOONEY about CANADA, CANADA DREAM, FRESH WATER, TIMMYS! bla bla bla yada yada yada... Canada is a BRAND is quite well SOLD, I must say. Mayple leaf, read color, 420 is legal!, LGBTQ+ thrives ble bla bla blehhh

Of yes! Its impossible to get a green card so US Dream is dying.....

Maybe sweden, denmark or germany are good options for immigrants....

I think for Asians at large, Canada is like a second mini Asia
for French, its pretty convenient as well....
 
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pumpkin_latte

Hero Member
Oct 17, 2019
216
243
Toronto
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
New Delhi
NOC Code......
5121
AOR Received.
26-09-2019
Med's Done....
08-10-2019
Passport Req..
06-01-2020
VISA ISSUED...
24-01-2020
LANDED..........
19-09-2020
Good insights... but... I wonder... Then why are people so CRAZY LOONEY about CANADA, CANADA DREAM, FRESH WATER, TIMMYS! bla bla bla yada yada yada... Canada is a BRAND is quite well SOLD, I must say. Mayple leaf, read color, 420 is legal!, LGBTQ+ thrives ble bla bla blehhh

Of yes! Its impossible to get a green card so US Dream is dying.....

Maybe sweden, denmark or germany are good options for immigrants....

I think for Asians at large, Canada is like a second mini Asia
for French, its pretty convenient as well....
Canada is a lucrative destination as it is the only I know of where I don't have to learn a foreign language to assimilate (outside Quebec, almost everybody is an Anglophone), has proximity to the US, you don't need a local job offer to get PR, citizenship can be initiated at 3+ years, and assuming you are from India, you can apply for an OCI card and come back anytime you want to India. As for Asians, most of us don't have very good outlook at home, so we try to move to greener pastures, so obviously you are going to see Asians in any place that welcomes talent that has been vetted. I may be horrendously wrong, but the Canadian people I've interacted with on Linkedin are immigrants themselves and they are so kind and trying to help you get settled. You have to think this way: beggars can't be choosers. America will not take us and we can't be living from H1B extension to another, wondering when the time to pack up will be; but Canada might take you and considering you may stuck in your home country for the rest of your life, you should take up Canada's offer.

As for me, I'm NOT minting money in India; I've been living in PGs and sharing accomodations and a very down-to-earth life. So, at least for me, I'm not leaving behind any grand utopia. Any decent paying job in Canada will still be the same type of lifestyle I'm having here in India: shared accomodation, minimal eating out, etc. There have been horror stories about people losing their life savings and coming back, but also stories of success where they finally find their feet.

I would ask that you don't trivialise the LGBTQ+ matter because some people cannot be open in their home country. Coming to Canada might be the only way they can be openly who they are.
 

inlandapplicant

Star Member
Mar 24, 2020
87
32
Has anyone here applied for their health card in Service Ontario? Will they accept the confirmation of PR letter they sent thru our email? Cause all requirements should be original not printed. Pls share your experience here
 

Jabya

Hero Member
May 29, 2019
244
109
Peeps, I had raised webform on 20th May to change my address on PR card application and today I received reply.

I had raised webform earlier as well to check the progress and there is subtle change in the response I got today.

We verified the information you provided and can confirm that your application is still in process.

This line wasn't there in the earlier webform reply I received, which makes me believe my pr card application is finally in progress?
also the reply I got today says

Furthermore, we have received your enquiry regarding your updated address and have transferred it to the responsible office.

Does this mean new address is updated? How do I confirm this?

Anyone in same boat? or similar experiences?
 

iyerkartik

Full Member
Jul 15, 2018
40
8
Hi Guys,

I received an email from "CIC-Etobicoke-Landings@cic.gc.ca" with the following information:



Good day, we are pleased to inform you that you are now permanent resident(s) of Canada. Attached, you will find a letter/letters confirming permanent residence status for you /and your family. We kindly ask that you read the letter carefully and follow the instructions concerning obtaining your permanent residence card(s) as well as applying for other government services. Congratulations and we wish you every success in your future in Canada! Please note that if you have a MY-CIC online account you may receive this letter twice. *** IRCC-Etobicoke – Landings Unit***


It also includes an attachment which mentions my UCI number correctly. I have applied for express entry from inland Canada end of December 2019. I however doubt the legitamecy of this email as my wife who is a primary applicant has not received this email nor our application status has changed online.

Has anyone else also got such an email?

Appreciate your help!






 

akforever99

Star Member
Apr 22, 2020
55
20
Hi Guys,

I received an email from "CIC-Etobicoke-Landings@cic.gc.ca" with the following information:



Good day, we are pleased to inform you that you are now permanent resident(s) of Canada. Attached, you will find a letter/letters confirming permanent residence status for you /and your family. We kindly ask that you read the letter carefully and follow the instructions concerning obtaining your permanent residence card(s) as well as applying for other government services. Congratulations and we wish you every success in your future in Canada! Please note that if you have a MY-CIC online account you may receive this letter twice. *** IRCC-Etobicoke – Landings Unit***


It also includes an attachment which mentions my UCI number correctly. I have applied for express entry from inland Canada end of December 2019. I however doubt the legitamecy of this email as my wife who is a primary applicant has not received this email nor our application status has changed online.

Has anyone else also got such an email?

Appreciate your help!
My wife and I got this email this morning. I am the primary applicant.
 
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